Majek (262) - Ząbki, POLAND - MAR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour, big, but not stable beige head. Strong aroma of grapefruit and mango, typical for IPA. Some roasted malts appears only in taste. Nice balance of maltiness (dark chocolate) and bitterness (grapefruit and lemon zest). Soft carbonation. Over medium body. Very good black IPA.
angel77 (451) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 33 cl en Cimmeria. Mayo de 2013. Black ipa contundente y con sabores y aromas destacados. Amargo seco y bastante notable al final combinado con maltas tostadas bastante bien. Bastante seca en general. Cuerpo intenso con 7.5 vol. bastante buenos y notables. Para repetir. Bastante buena.
rejtable (1124) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a fantastic beer! Pours black with an initial big pillowy head and tons of lacing. Nose is fruity and nutty. Notes of fruit (pineapple, maybe some apricot, plum), coffee, roasted grain, maybe a hint of marshmallow. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Quite creamy mouth with medium carbonation. A really beauty!!
bunget (428) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Dark brown-ruby body, big mocha head with decent retention and good amount of lacing. Fresh aroma with a touch of sweetness: herbs, dust, wormwood, blackberry jam. Taste: bitter herbal hops upfront, followed by some burned toast, caramel, blackberry jam. A very nice surprise.
Beerhammaren (862) - FINLAND - MAR 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
.33l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma is hops, dark even roasted malts, citrus fruits, salt liquorice. Flavor is burned malts, hops, coffee, cocoa, dark chocolate. Dry burned palate. Swell beer! Louis Balfour would say: Great...
beholder (28) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 10, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Appearance: pitch black with a huge tan head that just won’t drop. Great lacing.
Aroma: fresh, citrusy and hoppy. Exactly how a Black IPA should smell. Even though it’s black, there’s no roastiness, no coffee, no chocolate in the aroma. Only fresh hops.
Taste: pretty much the same as the aroma: hoppy, citrusy, however there are some roasty notes in the background, very subtle though. Medium bitterness, perfect for this beer.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation.
Overall: a perfect example of how a black IPA should look, smell and taste like. This one is one of my all time favourite beers and I enjoy drinking it every once in a while. Highly recommended.
Enjoyed from a teku glass.
MiSiU (17) - Bosutow, POLAND - MAR 7, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Fruity, spicy aroma. It smells green, and tastes the same. Small but stable head, lot of tropical fruit and hops. Long aftertaste with toned and balanced bitterness. My no.1 beer for half a year now. Still need to find something better :D
andriesradu (346) - ROMANIA - MAR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Animal Bar. Pours dark brown with a moderate beige head. Aroma is hoppy, sweet, tropical fruity, light roasted malt. Flavor is quite the same, light sweet in the start fallowed by a moderate bitterness.
thebizbizon (14) - POLAND - FEB 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice black IPA, I like it particularly because the roastiness is only in the background.
blankboy (5745) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottle (500ml)] Pours a very dark amber-brown with a large mostly-lasting rocky tan head and lots of lacing. Aroma has a surprising, in a good way, amount of hops along with malt and some coffee -- mostly just hops though. (Surprising because I didn’t realize this was a Black IPA) Flavour is also really hoppy along with some roasted malt, coffee and a long moderate hoppy finish. Medium bodied. Really good, I need to get more.